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Real Economics: Teacher Pay
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Real Economics: Teacher Pay

BY SHARON MARTIN The state legislator stared straight into the television camera and said that we don’t calculate teacher pay honestly. He suggested that teachers could trade some of their retirement security for a pay raise. I wish I could have been there to tell him about fellow teachers who put off retirement, despite almost…

Tips For A Safe Halloween
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Tips For A Safe Halloween

BY JOE DORMAN With Halloween approaching, everyone has to be on the watch for ghouls and goblins. That does not mean to be fearful, but to be careful as children are out collecting bags full of treats. Our friends at the American Academy of Pediatrics [AAP] put together some great tips, so we wanted to share…

Another Oklahoma Scam
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Another Oklahoma Scam

BY SHARON MARTIN This year I got a small tax refund from the state of Oklahoma. It wasn’t a check; it was a debit card from a third party. Apparently, the Oklahoma Tax Commission is edging toward privatization. You can get cash from your card when you use it at the grocery store, the gas…

Public Money For Religious Purposes
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Public Money For Religious Purposes

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Most Oklahomans don’t want public tax dollars to be used for private and religious schools. That has pretty much been a part of the American mindset since our country was established. In fact, when Oklahoma’s original constitution was adopted, it contained the following language in Article Two, Section Five: “No public money…

Birthers, Birchers, And Lee Harvey Oswald
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Birthers, Birchers, And Lee Harvey Oswald

BY DON WILKEY With the stoke of a pen, Peter Savodnik, in his book, The Interloper, discredited a billion dollar industry … the JFK conspiracy business. The who-killed-Kennedy movement has generated an enterprise that led to Hollywood blockbusters, documentaries, web sites, volumes of books and made fortunes for authors who speculated about the assassination. Author…

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